Uploaded 8th January
Various locations, mostly
taken during summer.
Uploaded 9th January
Some more snowy scenes
from the Isle of Man in the 1990s
Uploaded 10th January
Starting with some sunsets
and a sunrise, then some more general scenes.
Uploaded 11th January
Uploaded 12th January
Tynwald Day in the
The Manx National Day,
usually celebrated on July 5th unless it falls on a weekend. It is
a public holiday and there is an open air session of the Isle of Man parliament,
Tynwald, which is the oldest continuous parliament in the world at well
over 1,000 years old. I attended my first Tynwald Day only a few
days after arriving on the island at the start of July 1990 and was amazed
as to how relaxed the whole event was, with no high security and I was
able to walk around taking pictures more or less as I pleased. I
don't think that these pictures were taken that year, but somebody will
probably be able to identify when it was. The main part of the ceremony
follows a church service in St John's church, after which there is a ceremonial
procession from the church to the Tynwald Hill. Then all of the laws that
have been enacted in the previous year are proclaimed in Manx and English.
It is presided over either by the Lord of Man (H.M. the Queen) or her representative.
This can be either a close family member or more normally the Lieutenant
Governor of the island.
Uploaded 14th January
There's a theme for
today's scans of prints from the 1990s - Beaches!
Uploaded 15th January
Quite a mixture of locations
and subjects for today's offering of 1990s scans from prints, including
some early attempts at aerial photography from a light aircraft. The photographer
in this case was probably mainly Georgie, as the film camera was a bit
bulky so it was not so easy to fly the aircraft at the same time!
Uploaded 16th January
Starting off today's
pictures from the 1990s with some at the old Injebreck 'Pleasure Resort'
that was mentioned in the second picture uploaded yesterday. I was
lucky enough to meet the then owner of Injebreck House and he showed me
around what remains and pointed out interesting features. You used
to be able to see the old fountain from the public road, but trees have
grown and it's now hidden. The whole area is private land around
Injebreck House. The 1990s Injebreck pictures were all shot with
various grades of 'fog' filters on the camera, giving the rather soft look.
Uploaded 17th January
The final set of 'general'
print scans from the 1990s (unless I find more!).
Uploaded 19th January
Manx Airlines and
Jersey European Airways.
A selection of pictures
of the aircraft that provided most passenger services to the Isle of Man
in the early 1990s. An interesting observation is that, with the
exception of one, all of the aircraft were designed and built in Britain,
whereas today there are no civil airliners constructed here, only parts
for assembly elsewhere.
There are many more
aircraft pictures from the 1990s until the present day in the Island
Images Aircraft section.
from Colour Slides